Am I the only one? ... Empathizing, that is, with Bernadette Peters' character in that old movie (the title escapes me!) when Burt Reynolds observes: "Nice hairdo. Do you ever find spiders in there?".
Ugh. Haven't we all know that self-involved caricature whose wit comes at another's expense?
Me? I'm prone to identify with the news anchor whose venomous, "I hate hair!" left me open-mouthed.
Granted, there was a back story: When I'd mustered the courage to approach the Great One to compliment her latest "do", I'd no clue that for too long 'S' had received more viewer feedback on her hairstyle than her craft.
Were I to identify my own shortcomings, hair would be right up there!
Like "little feathers" one stylist remarked.
Hours spent praying I'd morph into a Breck girl are long gone. God doesn't make bargains, does He?
So, I cope - with a little help from my friends: Loads of stickum, coupled with a crazy hot blow-dryer.
Think Woody Woodpecker ... on a good day!
Ironic. Those days I'm too busy to force my "feathers" to a preconceived mold are times it looks best! I slap on a smile and step outside my self-conscious.
If that doesn't work, there's usually a hat nearby. God bless our lids!